Writers Need Beta Readers and Editors

Get your work into the hands of a reliable, professional beta reader before it reaches the masses, and see what a difference an unbiased opinion can make! Find out why you need a beta reader for your manuscript.

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What a Beta Reader/Editor Does

Reads your manuscript from start to finish with the eyes of an average reader


Offers critical feedback on story, character, plot, pacing, dialogue


Catches glaring grammatical issues, checks continuity, checks the tone of the piece for your desired audience/genre


Returns your work in a timely manner

What a Beta Reader/Editor Does

Reads your manuscript from start to finish with the eyes of an average reader


Offers critical feedback on story, character, plot, pacing, dialogue


Catches glaring grammatical issues, checks continuity, checks the tone of the piece for your desired audience/genre


Returns your work in a timely manner

Client Testimonials

Cat Skinner manages the tricky job of delivering tough news with a positive spin. You walk away optimistic about your project and ready to take it to the next level, not devastated and morose, which can happen. I will definitely fold her into my mix of beta readers going forward!Linda Stevenson
Wonderful suggestions, very helpful and striking points of agreement with other Beta Readers, I can highly recommend Cat; she has given me value for money far beyond what I have found anywhere else!Mark Roser
By far the best feedback I have received on my book. I was provided not only in-line book comments but a thorough overview/summary of my book as well. And, all for what I considered to be a great rate! I will be using this service again for the rest of the books in my series.Kaylie Hunter
I highly recommend Catherine if you’re looking for honest comments on ways to improve your work in progress. She’s especially adept at identifying relationship problems with your characters and subplots that aren’t carrying their weight. My only regret is that I didn’t consult her sooner in the process.Doug K

Client Testimonials

Cat Skinner manages the tricky job of delivering tough news with a positive spin. You walk away optimistic about your project and ready to take it to the next level, not devastated and morose, which can happen. I will definitely fold her into my mix of beta readers going forward!Linda Stevenson
Wonderful suggestions, very helpful and striking points of agreement with other Beta Readers, I can highly recommend Cat; she has given me value for money far beyond what I have found anywhere else!Mark Roser
By far the best feedback I have received on my book. I was provided not only in-line book comments but a thorough overview/summary of my book as well. And, all for what I considered to be a great rate! I will be using this service again for the rest of the books in my series.Kaylie Hunter
I highly recommend Catherine if you’re looking for honest comments on ways to improve your work in progress. She’s especially adept at identifying relationship problems with your characters and subplots that aren’t carrying their weight. My only regret is that I didn’t consult her sooner in the process.Doug K

About Me

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My name is Cat Skinner. I’m an indie author, a poet and a journal therapist. I’ve been reading voraciously since I was four years old, so I know a thing or two about good writing. My favorite genres include upmarket fiction, literary fiction, urban fantasy, magical realism, thriller/suspense, mystery, humor, creative non-fiction and self-help, but I’ll read anything with enthusiasm.

I founded Your Beta Reader five years ago, and am proud of the way our team has served both professional and aspiring authors alike. We take great joy in helping our clients take their manuscripts to the next level.

Contact Me

I’m happy to answer questions, and thrilled if you spot any errors or missing links on this site. Drop me a line!

Contact Me

I’m happy to answer questions, and thrilled if you spot any errors or missing links on this site. Drop me a line!